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Hilton Tokyo's Marble Lounge hosts Alice’s Kawaii Christmas Tea Party

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The word kawaii takes on many meanings in the Japanese language. Other than its original meaning of “cute”, it also encompasses the concept of being small, lovable and charming. If you have a sweet tooth and love all things kawaii, do not miss Hilton Tokyo’s Christmas 2019 edition of “Alice’s… Read

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Chinese zodiac doughnuts from Krispy Kreme promise delicious and auspicious new year

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We’re slowly edging towards the new year, the biggest celebration in the Japanese calendar, and it’s nearly time for Krispy Kreme to bring back their extra special "Good Luck Eto Dozen" doughnuts. Last year as we went into the year of the pig, the American doughnut chain released a set… Read

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Scientists and designers create seafood products to soothe stressed oceans

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With a third of the world's oceans over-fished and global consumption at an all-time high, the time seems ripe for forward-thinking ventures like U.S.-based Good Catch, which aims to provide "seafood without sacrifice". The company's first products were launched in February and recreate the texture and flavor of tuna, the… Read

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo unveils holiday, New Year menus

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo has announced its holiday and New Year menus that highlight the flavors of the season. The 10 restaurants and bars will be offering a range of holiday-inspired menus perfect for gatherings meant to share joy and happiness during this special time of year, including: • Elegant Christmas… Read

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Robochef: Sony cooks up new AI unit for food revolution

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Cooking robots and tastier recipes: Japanese electronics giant Sony on Wednesday launched a new artificial intelligence unit they hope will change the way we cook and eat. The new research arm, Sony AI, will operate in Japan, Europe and the United States and also focus on the traditional areas of… Read

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We revolutionize tapioca tea by making a savory hot pot dinner with both ingredients

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Tapioca is a big enough social phenomenon at this juncture to both have its own verb form — tapiru, to go out for tapioca drinks — and for that verb to then be nominated as one of the definitive buzzwords for 2019. However, tapioca isn’t just enjoyed as a trendy texture boost for… Read

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Kyoto yakitori restaurant earns Michelin rating with one of the best value-for-money deals in Japan

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With thousands upon thousands of restaurants to choose from in Japan’s major cities, looking for a place to dine that checks all the boxes in terms of quality, vibe, service and price can be a task that’s both time-consuming and overwhelming. Making the job a little easier is handbooks like The Michelin Guide, which has done all the… Read

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Latte artists go head to head on Japan Matcha Latte Art Competition 2019

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This autumn's Japan Matcha Latte Art Competition is coming up fast, and a fierce contest is brewing. The event gives competitors the chance to show off their flashy latte art skills, while promoting and celebrating traditional Japanese tea and tea culture. While matcha has always remained a staple of Japanese… Read

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Japanese students build massive boat made of handmade sweets

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The list below might sound like a permanent cure for your sweet tooth or the ultimate spending spree at a bakery, but it's actually the delicious blueprint of the giant boat made of sweets handcrafted by the culinary students at the newly opened Noda Kamada Gakuen vocational high school in… Read

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'Frozen 2' cafe coming to Japanese cities with awesome character-inspired menu

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Just when we'd finally let it go, Disney are releasing the long-awaited sequel to "Frozen." The continuation of Anna and Elsa’s adventures will come out in Japan later this month, just in time for the Christmas season, and Japan will never let an excuse for a Disney collaboration cafe pass… Read

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